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Old 01-05-2020, 08:39 AM
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Sadly, the forum still looks like it was designed with 20 year old software. It looks like all that was done was to use the same code in a frame on the new site. The old site didn't look much better, but it was easier to navigate.
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Old 01-05-2020, 09:11 AM
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Personally, I thought the new layout was kind of a mess, too much "stuff" all over the page, too much empty white space. Keep it short and simple and with the menu along the top. "If it 'aint broke etc. etc."

For those looking for the revert button, as Cold mentioned, you need to scroll down a bit and you will see a line asking if you want to revert back to the old layout.
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Old 01-05-2020, 09:36 AM
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The new version is laid out more like a bulletin. The old version is laid out like an actual forum.

Since I like reading the forum, AND I like reading bulletins, I'll stick with the forum version of ToTV. And when I want to read a bulletin I'll find an actual one and read that.
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Old 01-05-2020, 10:08 AM
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The new version is laid out more like a bulletin. The old version is laid out like an actual forum.

Since I like reading the forum, AND I like reading bulletins, I'll stick with the forum version of ToTV. And when I want to read a bulletin I'll find an actual one and read that.
Do not like the ads showings in each reply and trying to read the actual reply text wrapping around them.
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Old 01-05-2020, 10:10 AM
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The new version has a lot of promotional material - some of us who've been around here for years just want to sign in and go directly to "New Posts." Don't need to know about moving to The Villages, etc. For now, I'll stick to the old format.
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The banner at the top shows the temperature as 79 degrees, at 10:14 on 1/5/2020, it is actually MUCH colder!!
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The old format is much better. Much easier to navigate. Much more information available at a glance.
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Another vote for the "old" format. I heavily use tabs in Firefox, and besides too much white space, hovering over to open a thread in a tab produces a HUGE and obnoxious info box that lingers.

I agree that the new look is just the old/proven look without anything being better.

If it ain't broke...don't fix it.

And lastly, I know that once the powers-that-be determine change is necessary, I will (have to) adapt. Oh Well!!!
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Old 01-05-2020, 01:25 PM
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It's just different. Only 10 minutes to find my way around.
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I look forward to change when the result is better, more efficient, better organized, improves ease of participation, etc.

I find none of this in the new format. I find the pages to be too busy having to sort non pertinent activity to get to threads.

Hence I too have reverted back to the old format.
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Not all that difficult to navigate.
I just found the change, a bit 'too busy' for my liking.
Will stay with old format until it goes.
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Really like the new format!
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Do not like the ads showings in each reply and trying to read the actual reply text wrapping around them.
I use an ad blocker and see no ads at all.
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Old 01-05-2020, 10:23 PM
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New technological advancements are introduced to us so often that it can be difficult to keep track. This includes the quickly changing technology online. As things change across the internet, everyone on the Talk of The Villages team is eager to maintain regular updates. It's also a necessity to update software as advances progress otherwise websites/apps will not function on new devices. We've gone from an iphone 4 to 11 and what once worked on an iphone 4 may not on an 11. The iphone launched in 2007 and TOTV was established in 2006!

As one of the largest and most established websites in The Villages, we are excited to announce an improved TOTV site with a new look and feel that will provide users with a modern feel and better functionality! This new site will be launched within a few days, and in anticipation for the new site, we have included a sneak peak of what to expect. If you have not visited our new home page for the website you can see it in action here and it will also give you a sneak peak at what to expect in terms of the look, feel, and navigation!

Click on the link below to get a sneak peek on what to expect in terms of the look, feel, and navigation. This is our "new" home page for the website:
The Villages, Florida | 55+ Active Adult Retirement Community Website

In addition, we are including some screenshots to give users a better idea of what to expect.

We understand some users may prefer the old format, which is why we will include the option for users to keep it. However, as we move to the new site, the old format will not be supported. This means that information will be susceptible to be lost.

Thanks to everyone on TOTV for all of the support over the years! None of this would be possible without you!
Too garish. Hurts my eyes. How old is your web designer???
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Old 01-05-2020, 10:28 PM
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The new version is laid out more like a bulletin. The old version is laid out like an actual forum.

Since I like reading the forum, AND I like reading bulletins, I'll stick with the forum version of ToTV. And when I want to read a bulletin I'll find an actual one and read that.
I thought the same thing and said so in another thread they started. It looks like the old message board style.


And I agree with Madelaine Amee, there's too much stuff all over the place. It looks junky.
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